Spring, TX

SPRING, TEXAS. Spring is off Interstate Highway 45 twenty miles north of Houston in north Harris County. The area was originally inhabited by the Orcoquiza Indians, who were first visited by Spaniards in 1746. In the 1820s some of Stephen F. Austin‘s colonists settled nearby. In 1836 the General Council of the Provisional Government included the area in the municipality of Harrisburg. William Pierpont established a trading post on nearby Spring Creek in 1838, and by 1840 Spring had a population of 153.

In the mid-1840s German immigrants, most notably Carl Wunsche, settled in the area and began farming the land. Immigrants from Louisiana and the postbellum South later moved into the farming community. Sugar cane and cotton were the main cash crops, but vegetables were also raised. The town had a sugar mill for syrup making and two cotton gins. After the Houston and Great Northern Railroad built through Spring in 1871, the town grew considerably. A post office was established in 1873.

By 1884 Spring had two steam saw and grist mills, two cotton gins, three churches, several schools, and a population of 150. In 1901–03 the International-Great Northern Railroad connected Spring with Fort Worth. A roundhouse was built, and Spring became a major switchyard with fourteen trackyards and 200 rail workers. A sawmill was built near the tracks, and lumbering became an important business for a time. By 1910 the population had risen to 1,200. In 1912 the Spring State Bank was established. It was robbed several times in the 1930s; erroneous rumors have attributed one robbery to Bonnie and Clyde (see BONNIE PARKER and CLYDE BARROW). In 1935 the bank consolidated with the Tomball Bank. One of the noted businesses in Spring about this time was the A. F. Russell Day Lily Farm, which had an international mail-order clientele. In 1923 the roundhouse was moved to Houston, and Spring began to decline.

By 1931 its population had fallen to 300. In 1947, however, a population of 700 was reported, and by 1984 the figure had risen to 15,000, the number that was still reported in 1989. From 1969 to 1992, when it was moved to Akron, Ohio, the Goodyear airship America was based near Spring. The airship was one of three designed and built by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. During its travels the blimp’s night signs provided public relation messages, and its TV camera filmed many sporting and public events. In the 1970s Houston suburbs expanded northwestward; an increasing number of subdivisions and residential areas grew up around Spring. Some of the old houses in Spring were restored and opened as shops. In 1980 the Old Town Spring Association was formed to promote this unique shopping village. By 1989 Old Town Spring had become a tourist attraction with over eighty unique speciality shops. The Spring post office services about 80,000 people, but its area includes more than Spring. Similarly, the Spring Independent School District includes much more than the town of Spring. The estimated population of the school district is 75,000. In 1990 Spring had a population of 33,111. The population was 36,385 in 2000.

Schools in Spring TX

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Name Grade Range Rating
Abercrombie Academy
PK-5
N/A
Abundant Life Academy
K-12
N/A
Anderson Accelerated High S
7-12
N/A
Anderson Elementary School
PK-5
6
Apple Springs Elementary School
PK-6
4
Apple Springs High School
7-12
4
Balch Springs Christian Academy
K-12
N/A
Benfer Elementary School
PK-5
6
Benignus Elementary School
PK-5
8
Big Spring Aep
5-12
N/A
Big Spring High School
9-12
2
Big Spring Intermediate School
5-6
3
Big Spring J High School
7-8
4
Birnham Woods Elementary School
PK-4
10
Bowie Elementary School
1-2
N/A
Bradley Elementary School
PK-4
N/A
Brill Elementary School
PK-5
8
Broadway Elementary School
PK-4
10
Bush Elementary School
PK-4
10
Carl Wunsche Sr High School
9-12
4
Carrizo Springs Elementary School
PK-3
2
Carrizo Springs High School
9-12
2
Carrizo Springs Intermediate School
4-6
2
Carrizo Springs J High School
7-8
5
Chet Burchett Elementary School
PK-5
5
Children's Courtyard
PK-1
N/A
China Spring Elementary School
PK-3
8
China Spring High School
9-12
7
China Spring Intermediate School
4-6
6
China Spring Middle School
7-8
8
Cox Intermediate School
5-6
9
Daep
3-12
N/A
David Elementary School
PK-4
10
Doerre Intermediate School
6-8
9
Douglas Intermediate School
5
8
Dragonfly International School
PK-6
N/A
Dripping Springs Christian Academy
PK-12
N/A
Dripping Springs Elementary School
PK-5
7
Dripping Springs High School
9-12
7
Dripping Springs Middle School
6-8
8
Dueitt Middle School
6-8
5
Ehrhardt Elementary School
PK-5
7
Esprit International School
PK-12
N/A
Floyd Elementary School
PK-6
3
Ford Elementary School
PK-4
8
Founders Christian School
PK-7
N/A
Frank Elementary School
PK-5
9
Frassati Catholic High School
9-12
N/A
French Elementary School
PK-5
10
Galatas Elementary School
PK-4
10
Ginger Mcnabb Elementary School
PK-5
3
Glen Loch Elementary School
PK-4
7
Gloria Marshall Elementary School
PK-5
4
Goliad Elementary School
4
1
Gray Elementary School
PK-6
4
Greengate Academy
PK-1
N/A
Hailey Elementary School
PK-4
7
Hassler Elementary School
PK-5
9
Haude Elementary School
PK-5
6
Hildebrandt Intermediate School
6-8
7
Hodges Elementary School
PK-6
3
Horizons Education Center
1-12
N/A
Hughes Springs Elementary School
PK-5
4
Hughes Springs High School
9-12
5
Hughes Springs J High School
6-8
5
John Winship Elementary School
PK-5
6
Kaufman Elementary School
PK-4
10
Kleb Intermediate School
6-8
7
Klein Annex
PK-12
N/A
Klein Collins High School
9-12
6
Klein Oak High School
9-12
7
Klein Sems
PK-12
N/A
Knox J High School
7-8
8
Krahn Elementary School
PK-5
9
Kreinhop Elementary School
PK-5
7
Krimmel Intermed
6-8
7
Kuehnle Elementary School
PK-5
7
Lamar Elementary School
1-2
N/A
Langtry Prep Academy
9-12
N/A
Langtry Preparatory Academy
n/a
N/A
Lemm Elementary School
PK-5
7
Lighthouse Christian Academy
PK-12
N/A
Mackey Elementary School
K-6
4
Marcy Elementary School
K-2
2
Metzler Elementary School
PK-5
9
Mildred Jenkins Elementary School
PK-5
3
Mittelstadt Elementary School
PK-5
5
Moss Elementary School
K-2
6
Mueller Elementary School
PK-5
8
Nazarene Christian Academy
K-5
N/A
North Hopkins Elementary School
PK-6
3
North Hopkins High School
7-12
6
Northampton Elementary School
PK-5
7
Northgate Elementary School
PK-5
8
Northwoods Catholic School
PK-8
N/A
Pearl M Hirsch Elementary School
PK-5
5
Peerless Christian Academy
PK-K, 2-5, 7-12
N/A
Powell Elementary School
PK-4
9
Progressive Montessori School
K
N/A
Providence Classical School
PK-12
N/A
Redeeming Grace Christian Academy
6-12
N/A
Redeeming Grace Christian Academy
6-12
N/A
Richland Springs School
PK-12
4
Rickey C Bailey Middle School
6-8
4
Ride Elementary School
PK-4
9
Rooster Springs Elementary School
PK-5
8
Roth Elementary
PK-5
6
Salyers Elementary School
PK-5
2
Schindewolf Intermediate School
6-8
5
Smith Elementary School
PK-5
7
Snyder Elementary School
PK-4
9
Spell Well Montessori School
PK-4
N/A
Spring Baptist Academy
PK-6
N/A
Spring High School
9-12
3
St Edward Catholic School
PK-8
N/A
St. Mary's Episcopal School
PK-6
N/A
Stepping Stones Family Resource & Child Development Center
PK-1
N/A
Strack Intermediate School
6-8
7
Sulphur Springs Elementary School
3-4
3
Sulphur Springs High School
9-12
4
Sulphur Springs Middle School
6-8
6
Sycamore Springs Elementary School
PK-5
N/A
Sycamore Springs Middle
6-8
N/A
Tag
8-12
N/A
The Goddard School - Spring (Harmony)
PK
N/A
The Good Shepherd
6-12
N/A
The King's Academy
K-11
N/A
The Woodlands High School
9-12
9
Theiss Elementary School
PK-5
9
Travis Elementary School
1-2
N/A
Treetop School
PK-7
N/A
Trillium Day School
K-8
N/A
Twin Creeks Middle School
6-8
6
Victory Christian High School
8-12
N/A
Vogel Intermediate School
5-6
6
Walnut Springs Daep
K-12
N/A
Walnut Springs Elementary School
PK-5
7
Walnut Springs School
PK-12
3
Washington Elementary School
3
3
Water Oak Elementary School
K-4
N/A
Wilkerson Intermediate School
5-6
6
York J High School
7-8
8
Zwink Elementary School
PK-5
7

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